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Volkswagen has announced [via Autoblog] that “in response to requests by many customers,” the Passat CC will now be available with seating for three in the back seat. The lesson: even the people who spend more money for a more-fashionable but less-practical version of a mass-market car want that extra seatbelt just in case. Which begs the question…
What’s going to happen to poor baby Volt? Thanks to a fat battery running down the middle of the car, it’s buckets-only in the back. And unlike VW’s CC, the Volt won’t be fixable with some extra upholstery, a headrest and a seatbelt. Sure, it won’t matter for the hardcore early adopters, but for the folks who think the Volt can replace their family sedan, this seems likely to be an issue.
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